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Revista Andaluza de Medicina del Deporte

On-line version ISSN 2172-5063Print version ISSN 1888-7546


DEL POZO-CRUZ, J. et al. Influence of functional capacity on lipid profile, muscle damage and biochemical profile among community-dwelling elderly-people. Rev Andal Med Deporte [online]. 2013, vol.6, n.2, pp.57-65. ISSN 2172-5063.

Objective. To analyze the influence of functional capacity on the biochemical profile and muscle damage and to test the level of relationship between these variables among community-dwelling elderly people. Method. A cross-sectional, observational study with 43 participants (19 males and 24 women) was performed. Functional capacity (including 6MWT, TUG test, CST test and Hand grip strength test), and biochemical profile (including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, glucose, GOT, GPT, creatine and CK) were assessed. Differences on biochemical profile-related variables regarding the functional capacity level were analyzed. The level of relationship between the variables comprising these two domains was also assessed. Results. Those participants with a better results in functional capacity variables also achieved the better results in regard of the biochemical parameters measured (p < 0,05). These differences were also maintained after a gender-based analysis. Moreover, relationships between muscle damage and functional capacity variables were also achieved. Conclusion. This study shows the influence of the functional capacity on the biochemical parameters (mostly associated to cardiovascular and metabolic diseases) along with the influence that such variables have on the muscle damage and suggest the needed on the implementation of both aerobic and strength training for elderly.

Keywords : Physical function; Fitness; Training; Elderly; Strength; Biochemical profile.

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